I am looking for a clone of blogcatalog (dot) com. The site must have everything that blogcatalog currently has. Please thoroughly go over the site, and then submit your bid. It looks like they have a custom backend and they manually approve and manage the blogs that are submitted to them. When a user submits a blog they must also put a link on their site back. The programmer must design a backend for me to approve the blogs that are submitted.
The first step would be to create a nice clean design. Obviously it cannot look exactly like blogcatalog, however it should be a clean web 2.0 look.
I want the following areas on the main page (like blogcatalog)
1. featured blog
2. a small about section
3. the Categories section (this must look like blogcatalog)
4. Popular tags
5. Recently added blogs
6. By Language
They have a neighborhood widget that they just introduced. For now, I do not want this feature, so please do not include it in your bid, however the site must be able to add this feature later on.
The rest of the site must match blogcatalog, we will just make the design look a bit different.
In your bid, please indicate that you have looked at the site, and how you feel you can complete the project. Please bid on the entire project, and state your previous experience. I want this site to be complete within 30 to 45 days.